Foothill Family Earns 2017 Work-Life Seal of Distinction for Second Consecutive Year
PASADENA, Calif. Foothill Family has been recognized for its outstanding commitment to employee engagement and work-life balance by WorldatWork. The Work-Life Seal of Distinction is a mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in promoting effective practices to support and maintain the health of its employees.
"As one of only 160 organizations and companies in North America to be recognized, Foothill Family is honored to be a 2017 recipient of this award for our second consecutive year," said Steve Allen, Foothill Family chief executive officer. "We are proud to support the mental health of our communities by starting with the health and well-being of our employees, who are the on the front line of caring for children and families in need."
Begun in 2012, the prestigious Seal of Distinction is awarded to companies that meet defined standards of workplace programs, policies and practices weighted on several factors, such as the complexity of implementation, required organizational resources, perceived breadth of access and overall level of commitment from leadership. Applicants are evaluated on:
Health & wellness
Pay for time not worked
Unpaid time off
Caring for dependents
Culture initiatives & community involvement
"We congratulate all of the recipients of the 2017 Seal of Distinction. These recipients represent a wide variety of industries from across the U.S. and Canada, showing that the total rewards model applies to employers and employees everywhere," stated Anne C. Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. "This year, we saw the highest number of applicants since the Seal of Distinction was created. I'm confident that this means an increasing number of companies are recognizing the importance of a workplace environment that benefits both the employer and employee."
This year's recipients represent nonprofit organizations and for-profit companies in industries of education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals, and hail from 36 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Foothill Family is included in the ranks of awardees including Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, TD Ameritrade, KPMG LLP, Volvo Group North America, and the US Department of Agriculture.
About Foothill Family
Founded in 1926, Foothill Family provides a range of community-based mental health and social services to at-risk populations in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, Glendale, and Burbank. Its mission, to build brighter futures for children and families, has helped Foothill Family earn a reputation as a leader in providing high-quality services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities. Programs include mental health services, early child development, school-based behavioral health care, and youth and family services including child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, services for pregnant teens and their babies, family counseling, and youth development. Last year, more than 24,000 children and their families benefited from Foothill Family's life-changing programs and outreach. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit the website at www.foothillfamily.org.
The Total Rewards Association
WorldatWork is a nonprofit human resources association and compensation authority for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits and total rewards. It's our mission to empower professionals to become masters in their fields. We do so by providing thought leadership in total rewards disciplines from the world's most respected experts; ensuring access to timely, relevant content; and fostering an active community of total rewards practitioners and leaders. WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C., and is affiliated with more than 70 human resources associations around the world.
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Foothill Family Achieves National ReaccreditationJanuary 2017
PASADENA, Calif. – Foothill Family has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). Serving the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, Glendale, and Burbank through programs supporting mental health care, early childhood development, school-based behavioral health, and youth and family services, Foothill Family employees committed more than a year and countless hours to earn accreditation. Organizations pursue accreditation to demonstrate the implementation of best practice standards in the field of human services. COA evaluated all aspects of Foothill Family's programs, services, management, and administration.
"Foothill Family considers national re-accreditation through COA to be a tremendous achievement," said Steve Allen, Foothill Family Chief Executive Officer. "As a trusted leader in behavioral healthcare celebrating 90 years of service in our community, we are proud to be recognized as a provider that successfully adheres to high performance standards and delivers top-quality care to its clients."
COA accreditation is an objective, independent, and reliable validation of an agency's performance. The COA accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of an organization's administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practice. The standards driving accreditation ensure that services are well-coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, outcomes-oriented, and provided by a skilled and supported workforce. COA accreditation demonstrates accountability in the management of resources, sets standardized best practice thresholds for service and administration, and increases organizational capacity and accountability by creating a framework for ongoing quality improvement.
To achieve COA accreditation, Foothill Family first provided written evidence of compliance with the COA standards. Thereafter, a group of specially trained volunteer peer reviewers confirmed adherence to these standards during a series of on-site interviews with trustees, staff and clients.
Based on their findings, COA's volunteer-based Accreditation Commission voted that Foothill Family had successfully met the criteria for accreditation for the maximum term through 2019.
An endorsement of COA and the value of its accreditation process is reflected in it being named by the U.S. State Department as the sole national independent accrediting body under the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption to accredit intercountry adoption service providers. In addition, COA is the only national accreditor designated by the U.S. Department of Defense to develop accreditation standards and processes for human service programs provided to military personnel and their families.
Founded in 1977, COA is an independent, not-for-profit accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations in the United States and Canada. More than 2,000 organizations - voluntary, public, and proprietary; local and statewide; large and small - have either successfully achieved COA accreditation or are currently engaged in the process. Presently, COA has a total of 47 service standards that are applicable to over 125 different types of programs. To learn more about COA, please visit www.COAnet.org.
Foothill Family was founded in 1926 and provides a range of community-based mental health and social services to at-risk populations in the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys, Glendale, and Burbank. Its mission, to build brighter futures for children and families, has helped Foothill Family earn a reputation for providing high-quality services aimed at empowering families and strengthening communities. Programs include mental health and school-based counseling for children, child abuse prevention and treatment, domestic violence prevention and treatment, early child development programs, services for pregnant teens and their babies, family counseling, and youth development. Last year, more than 24,000 children and their families benefited from Foothill Family's life-changing programs. For more information, please call (626) 993-3000 or visit the website at www.foothillfamily.org.